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27 October 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk It's time, once again, for Political Calculations review of the best business and money-related posts of the week that was On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we plow through a dozen or more blog carnivals, seeking out the posts most worth reading. And, each week, we award one post with the title of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)

Reading as many blog carnivals as we do, we find that there are a handful of writers whose posts are routinely excellent. At some point, we're going to go through all our back issues and put together a special edition highlighting the best writers we've found in our reviews of the multitude of blog carnivals. Something to watch for at the end of the year!

On the Moneyed Midways for October 27, 2006
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Business What My Father Taught Me About Business: Endless Fools My 1st Million at 33 Frugal reveals how smart shopping doesn't involve listening to salespeople (who lie), but instead on doing your homework.
Carnival of Career Intensity The Secret of Highly Productive People Unleash Your Potential My Bubble Life defines what "the flow", the secret of the highly productive, is, then shows how to get into it.
Carnival of Fraud Your Ultimate Guide to Identity Theft Prevention Your Credit Advisor The Credit Advisor provides tips on how to avoid having your identity stolen. Absolutely, positively The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!. Very well done!
Carnival of Home Business Deduct New Business Costs Gina's Tax Blog Gina Gwozdz reports that those launching new businesses can deduct the costs of doing so on their taxes, even before they officially open up shop!
Carnival of Personal Finance Paying Off Old Past Due Bills Without Hurting Your Credit Searchlight Crusade Dan Melson uncovers how to pay off those old bills in ways that won't dent your credit score.
Carnival of Personal Finance The Real Return on My Rental Property 2million 2million is new to the world of property rental, and shares the results (and lessons) of the first 12 months of renting out his first home.
Carnival of Project Management Quickie Time Tracking Work, in Plain English Penina S. Finger (don't ask us) takes pencil to napkin to reveal the mysteries of managing time on projects.
Carnival of the Capitalists Better Investment in Education Gongol.com Brian Gongol has a better idea on how states and local governments can use the money they spend on economic "development" - putting it toward schools instead!
Cavalcade of Risk Costs vs. Spending Cato @ Liberty There is, Michael Cannon points out, a fundamental difference between costs and spending.
Festival of Frugality Who Wants to Play the Paper Bag Game? Blogging Away Debt Tricia shows how a paper bag can be the key to your getting a grip on your weekly spending habits.
Festival of Investing Getting the Most from a Savings Account How Do People Get Rich? Capital One is mostly known for its credit cards, but David B. finds they're a real bank with great rates on their savings accounts.
Festival of Stocks Why Microsoft Should Disband Search Engine Stocks Chris proposes that Microsoft ought to be broken up into five or six pieces.
Personal Development Carnival How to Know Who You Are in 20 Minutes A Better You Blog Patricia outlines a method for getting to the core of who you are in as little as twenty minutes.
Wealth Building Ideas Out of the Mouths of Babes - A Mortgage Lesson Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket Wenchypoo shares an anecdote of a 6 and 8-year old who truly understand opportunity costs!

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